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Video shows Anaheim liquor store clerk pulling gun on armed robbers

December 15, 2010 | 11:01 am

Surveillance video released by the Anaheim Police Department shows a liquor store clerk pulling a gun in self-defense during an armed robbery.

Two men walked into AC Liquor Store and Mini Market in the 1100 block of South State College Boulevard about 11 p.m. on Dec. 4, said Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Department.

One of them, wearing a light-gray hooded sweatshirt, pulled out a what appeared to be a handgun and demanded cash, while the second man walked to the back of the store to grab two cases of beer.

The store clerk pulled out his own gun when the armed robber became distracted with retrieving the money on the counter, Martinez said.

“The clerk recognized he had a small window of opportunity,” Martinez said. “He was armed and pointed his handgun in self-defense.”

The two men fled in what may have been a small dark pickup truck with a small amount of cash and two cases of beer, Martinez said.

The men were described as Latinos in their early 20s, one weighing about 200 pounds and the other with a slim build, Martinez said.


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